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Vale Fiona Richardson

Posted 24 August 2017

The VHA is greatly saddened by the passing of Victorian MP Fiona Richardson, who died this week after a battle with cancer.

VHA CEO Tom Symondson said Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence - who spoke at the VHA Family Violence event last year - was a passionate supporter of vulnerable families.

“Her courage to speak out about her personal experiences provided significant support for families in need.

“She also understood the importance of systemic change and her contribution to help victim survivors of family violence will never be forgotten,” Mr Symondson said today.

Ms Richardson oversaw the Royal Commission into Family Violence, championed family violence leave for public sector workers and developed the state's first gender-equality strategy, which is the blueprint for the national plan.

“We extend our thoughts and condolences to her family and colleagues.” 

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